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Welcome to

BSMB Meeting 2024 

The Dynamic Matrix: Mechanics, Ageing and Repair

Bristol, UK

9th-10th April 2024

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Meeting Details


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15% Off All Items

We have an exciting range of keynote speakers and specialist sessions including, 

 Repairing the Matrix

Matrix and Mechanics

Modelling the Matrix

The Ageing Matrix


Registration fee includes access to the meeting, lunch and refreshments during both days of the meeting and an evening event with meal.

For the BSMB Meeting 2024, we are committed to facilitating a sustainable and low-carbon impact meeting. The agenda will include virtual talks for speakers based outside of Europe and a reduced use of disposable or single-use items. All catering during the meeting will be provided by not-for-profit organisations who are dedicated to sustainability, diversity, and supporting local Bristol communities and minority groups.

Early career researcher 

BSMB member*

(PhD students and post-docs)


Early career researcher 

Non BSMB Member

(PhD students and post docs)



BSMB Member

(Senior post docs and PIs)



Non BSMB member

(Senior post docs and PIs)




* For BSMB members who are ECRs, there are bursaries available for conference costs and travel costs


Featured Speakers

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Tonia Vincent

University of Oxford


Joel Boerckel

University of Pennsylvania 

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Paul Martin

University of Bristol

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Elazar Zelzer

Weizmann Institure of Science


Niamh Nowlan

University of College Dublin 

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Joe Swift

University of Manchester


Alicia El Haj

University of Birmingham

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Erika Kague

University of Edinburgh

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Farshid Guilak

Washington University

BSMB Medal Speaker

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Reinhard Fässler

Max Planck Institute

We are proud to have the Company of Biologists as our main meeting sponsor for BSMB Meeting 2024. As a scientific charity, the Company of Biologists is dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community, and facilitating scientifc meetings and communities.
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As our Platinium meeting sponsor we have Triple Helical Peptides Ltd, a new company developed by Professor Farndale and Dr Bonna. Triple Helical Peptides Ltd offer distribution and synthesis of a wide range of collagen-like peptides for research use.  
For our Gold Sponsors, we are excited to have Nikon and Tecniplast joining us.

For BSMB 2024, Nikon will be bringing their latest widefield imaging system which will be available for attendees to try out! 
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And for our Silver Sponsor, we have another imaging specialist, Zeiss joining us. 
Interested in supporting BSMB 2024?

For questions and further information please contact Joanna Moss at


BSMB Meeting 2024 will be held at The Station in Bristol. This unique location, housed within an old fire station, is in the centre of Bristol’s shopping district and within easy reach of many of the city’s most popular attractions. The Station is home to Creative Youth Network, a registered charity formed of youth workers, creative professionals, and volunteers who work to help young people to fulfill their potential and live rewarding lives. 


BSMB 2024 will be hosted at

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG

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Getting Here

Whether by train, bus or car, click to find more information for how to get to BSMB 2024

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Staying for the night? Click to find a range of accommodation options available in Bristol

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